Helping others, doing things for others, taking care of others, etc. makes you feel good; makes you feel needed; makes you feel wanted. It is like filling a bag with water. When you do something for others because you want to, it adds water to your bag.
Neglecting yourself, putting yourself last, and doing things for others out of obligation or "because you have to" creates negativity in your Spirit, Mind, Heart, and Body, and puts holes in your bag. Holes in your bag drain the water (Joy) that’s in your bag. In this analogy, it does not matter how much you water you put in, if you do not fill the holes, your bag can never accumulate water. It is like a never-ending task.
Taking care of yourself, doing things for yourself, and making yourself a priority does not have to be selfish. In fact, doing these fill the holes in your bag as if they were never there, and they contribute positive energy to your Spirit, Mind, Heart, and Body.
If you are not willing to make yourself a priority, it can be a challenge to attract those who will. Besides, when you take care of yourself, you are much better able to help take care of others, and when you nurture yourself, your Spirit soars!
If you want to be at the top of others' priority list, start learning to put yourself at the top of your own! What message are YOU giving to others about your importance?
You are so much more important to this world than you realize, and everything you do contributes either positive or negative energy to the Universe. So, if you really want to see the world HEAL, you must begin with HEALING YOU!
Thoughts are continuously going through your Mind. Some of them make sense, and some of them seem random; some of them you're aware of, others you aren't. Thoughts give energy direction.
Your emotions are triggered from your thoughts. If you feel like someone has done something TO you, negative emotions are triggered. Emotions give energy power.
Because what you feel is triggered by what you think, you do not choose your emotions. You do, however, get to choose what you do with them. Regardless of what you opt to do with them, know that if you think it, it’s out there and if you feel it, it’s there. This means that your every thought and emotion is contributing either positive or negative energy to the Universe—whether you want it to or not, and whether you HONOR it or not.
Traditionally, we haven't known what to do with those negative thoughts or the emotions that follow so we either ignore, deny, or suppress them, change our focus to something positive, or release, clear, or try to let go and move on. In all of these cases, the negative is still adversely affecting the energy of the Universe.
If you really want to make a positive impact on the world, start using the Infinite Healing™ tools to HEAL the negative within YOU, because HEALING of the energy of the Universe begins with HEALING YOU!